[act-ma] 3/27 The Farmers' Movement and Bhagat Singh, March 27th, 10am EST/7:30pm IST

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Mar 24 04:27:24 PDT 2021

The Boston South Asian Coalition writes

Dear Friend,

Join us for an online event on March 27th (Saturday) at 10 AM EST/7:30 

Register here:


Prof. Chaman Lal will talk about the revolutionary views of Bhagat Singh 
as relevant in the context of the contemporary farmers' movement. March 
23rd is commemorated as Martyrs' day as three revolutionaries (Bhagat 
Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev) fighting for South Asia's independence were 
executed in 1931 by the colonial British government. The ensuing 
movement threw out the British from the sub-continent. The recent rise 
of the farmers' movement in India has shaken the Bhartiya Janata Party 
(BJP) government. The farmers' movement has now spread to most parts of 
India with the kisan (farmers) holding maha-panchayats (large 
inter-village meetings) all over the country. The movement that started 
as a protest against the three pro-corporate farms laws, which would 
destroy small and medium farmers and lead to massive unemployment of 
agricultural workers, has spread all over India with strong support from 
the South Asian diaspora. The farmers' movement is building into one of 
the largest movements in the world.

Chaman Lal is Professor (Retired) and former Chairperson of Centre of 
Indian Languages at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (India), is EX 
Dean, Faculty of Languages, Panjab University Chandigarh. Presently he 
is Honorary Advisor to Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centre, Delhi 
Archives, Govt. of NCT Delhi. He has sixty plus 
authored/edited/translated books to his credit in Hindi, Punjabi and 
English languages, including ‘Understanding Bhagat Singh’ and The Bhagat 
Singh Reader and Bhagat Singh: Sampuran Lekhan in four volumes.

Join us by registering for the zoom call here: 

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We look forward to seeing you!

Boston South Asian Coalition

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